Ahead of her highly anticipated debut album release next month, Washington D.C.’s Kelela has dropped a second piece of edgy, RnB magic.
‘Frontline‘ takes a more low-key approach than her previous single, the irresistably catchy ‘RMK‘, but what it loses in tempo it gains in intrigue. Dark synths, thumping bass and tough drums underscore Kelela’s mesmerising vocals, which switch between vulnerable and packed with attitude nearly as often as the song changes direction. Kelela’s nuanced songwriting leads the listener blindfolded through an unpredictable night world. At nearly 6 minutes long, the track constantly shifts instrumentation and tempo but never loses it’s fierce, menacing energy.